WINNIPEG – For most students, today marks the start of the last week of summer before school begins.
But summer is already over for Red River College students, who start their fall term today.
“We have our culinary arts students and hospitality students already back in, working in the kitchen, serving up breakfast and lunch,” explains spokesperson Connor Lloyd. “We have students going through orientation sessions, getting acclimatized to a college environment, or who are starting to get reacquainted with friends they had to say goodbye to over the summer.”
Highlights of what’s new at the college this year, according to Lloyd, include more investments in research projects and putting beehives on the roof of their food building.
“It’s part of our urban beekeeping project, so there’s going to be some new offerings available for staff, students and public to come down to our culinary exchange,” Lloyd says. “It’s always a busy time as we start to ramping up and the parking lot gets fuller and the lines at the cafeteria get a little longer.”
Lloyd says they will have a better idea of what their enrollment numbers look like in a few weeks.
Students at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg get back to school September 6.